One of the most popular and beautiful sanctified spots in South India is Rameshwaram. From shrines to pristine beaches, Rameshwaram houses numerous attractions.
Packed with pilgrims, Rameshwaram is one of the holiest Char Dham pilgrimage sites. Every year new range of pilgrims travels to this holy place and get the blessings of Lord. According to Hindu Mythology, Rameshwarm is one such place where Lord Rama built a bridge across the sea to Lanka to save his companion Devi Sita.
Places of Interest and Things to Do
Popular as the Varanasi of South, Rameshwaram offers a lot of things to do and great places to visit. Most importantly, the Dravidian style of constructions would surely leave you mesmerized.
The most popular attraction in Rameshwarm is the Ramanathaswamy temple; dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The huge temple is surrounded by a high wall that has Gopuram (towers) on east-west and gates on north-south.
Next, major tourist place in Rameshwaram is few meters away from Ramnathaswamy temple is Agnitheertham. It is believed that if you take bath in sacred Agnitheertham, all your past sins get disappeared. It is a great fun to be at this blessed place.
Another important place to visit in Rameshwaram is Adam’s bridge. Also entitled as Rama’s bridge or Ram Setu, Adam’s bridge is a vast stretch of chain of shoals surrounded by a shallow sea between the islands of Mannar and Rameshwaram.
Other Rameshwaram tourist spots include Sri Kodandarama temple, Gandamadhana Parvata, Ramjharoka temple, Dhanushkodi and Olaikuda beach.
In-addition, do not miss some of the unique and poplar buys in Rameshwaram namely beadworks, palm leaf and the most gorgeous Kanjeevaram sarees.